Saudi Arabia arrests 11 princes in anti-corruption sweep
06 November, 2017, 01:51 | Author: Lester Mason
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Hoping for a quick victory against what it saw as Iranian expansionism in its back yard, Riyadh has so far been unable to remove the Huthis from Yemeni capital Sanaa.
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He carried out an anti-corruption purge by arresting royals, ministers and investors including billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal who is one of the kingdom's most prominent businessmen, Reuters reported. Some of them are potential rivals or critics of the crown prince, whose purported anti-corruption sweep sent shockwaves across the kingdom Sunday as he further consolidated power.
The prince was the son of Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud - who was the crown prince of Saudi Arabia from January to April in 2015.
Saudi Twitter accounts released several other names of those arrested, including Alwalid al-Ibrahim, a Saudi businessman with ties to the royal family who runs the Arabic satellite group MBC, Amr al-Dabbagh, the former head of the Saudi Arabian General Investment Authority, Ibrahim Assaf, the former finance minister, and Bakr Binladin, head of the Saudi Binladin Group, a major business conglomerate.
The king had decreed the creation of a powerful new anti-corruption committee, headed by the crown prince, only hours before the committee ordered the arrests.
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The Saudi-led alliance said the strikes unleashed on Wednesday had hit a "legitimate military target" of rebels in the area. Iran denies it has provided material support, though it acknowledges its political support of the Houthis.
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